Six months after a group of South Florida cops were exposed on a dash cam recorder conjuring a lie to protect one of their own, they are on the brink of getting fired.
Obviously, things work a little slow in the city of Hollywood.
Although the evidence against the cops is overwhelming, the police union is claiming that they are helpless victims of political persecution.
And The Miami Herald is touting Chief Chad Wagner’s decision to fire the officers as a “major crackdown” in the ‘scandal-plagued department.”
Nobody is pointing out that these five officers were sitting at home on paid administrative leave for the past six months while the chief sat on his decision.
And even when he finally made his decision, it came in a letter stating “I intend to terminate your employment” as if they needed more warning. Imagine that happening in the private sector.
Hell, all I got was a fucking phone call from NBC the morning after I pulled a weekend shift when they sacked me.
You may recall the story of how a cop rear-ended a woman who had been drinking. The accident was clearly his fault because the woman had been stopped at a traffic light.
But the arriving officer on the scene, Dewey Pressley, decided to twist the truth. Or in his own words, to “do a little Walt Disney to protect the cop.”
“Well, I don’t want to make things up ever, because it’s wrong, but if I need to bend it a little bit to protect a cop I’m gonna.”
So they introduced a cat to the scenario even though there was no cat at the scene. They claimed the lady had been driving with a cat on her lap when it jumped out the window into the lane of the officer.
They claimed the ever-cautious officer swerved to avoid hitting the cat – because as one of them said, it could have been “a fucking kid” – and ended up crashing into the woman’s car.
The whole scheme was caught on their own dash cam video recorder. One of the cops conjured the story while the others went along with it without hesitation, proving that these types of schemes are not that uncommon, despite the Herald’s claim that this was “an unusual incident.”
In fact, the officers laughed as they agreed to go along. And they probably laughed for the past six months as they sat on their ass collecting their tax-funded salaries. And they are probably laughing now as the union fights for their job.
But this is no laughing matter.
Not only should we be outraged but every police officer in this country should be outraged. Well at least the ones who actually abide by the oath they swore to uphold.
Because it is videos like this that makes them all look bad.